For Wilson head coach Mark Ziegenhagen, he knew that his team was going to have trouble against Lakewood’s potent run offense.
But, with a bend but don’t break mentality the Bruins beat the Lancers 31-28 when kicker Mason Delrosario delivered the game winning 13-yard field goal in overtime.
“I was really nervous,” Delrosario said after missing a PAT earlier in the game. “But, I just told myself to calm down and just do my thing and just kick the ball.”
The win moves the Bruins (4-4, 3-1) into second place in the Moore League.
For Lakewood (1-5, 1-2) Sebastian Kronberger was a workhorse for the team having 34 carries for 184 yards and three touchdowns on the night.
“We had our chances, but it was a good game,” Lakewood coach Mike Christensen said. “Lot of mistakes on both sides, but both sides played hard.”
On offense Wilson sophomore quartback Ryan Pettway showed poise in the pocket as he threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns.
“I hated Lakewood since I was a 4-year-old,” Pettway said. “I’ve grown up hating Lakewood and this one feels so good.”